Acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan directly pointed to the rhetoric coming from the Democratic Party as being responsible for Saturday’s far-left terrorist attack on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Tacoma, Washington.
Morgan appeared on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” with host Laura Ingraham, who highlighted the rhetoric that was used in the attack.
“[The attacker’s] manifesto repeatedly referred to ICE and the holding centers as ‘concentration camps,’ a comparison pushed by AOC,” Ingraham said. “Not one 2020 Dem or mainstream media organization thought to mention that link, that same verbiage, none of it.”
Ingraham later noted that she was not specifically saying that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was responsible for the attack but highlighted the media’s double standard on the issue.
Moments after Ingraham made her remarks, Morgan talked about the attack and the attacker, which he suggested was a “lone wolf violent extremist.”
“Why is this happening? We know why it’s happening,” Morgan said. “The rhetoric that’s out there from our own elected leaders, the vile rhetoric, they’re attacking the men and women of ICE, they’re attacking the men and women of CBP. It’s unjust, it’s unfair, it’s misinformed and outright, sometimes, they’re just lying to the American people and it’s undoubtedly fueling this.”
Laura Ingraham notes that the terrorist who attacked the ICE facility used rhetoric that came from Ocasio-Cortez
CBP chief Mark Morgan responds to the attack: “Why is this happening? We know why it’s happening. The rhetoric that’s out there from our own elected leaders” pic.twitter.com/vs9k7kkpad
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